MoneySmart website is run by the Australian
Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to help
people make smart choices about their personal
Who is this site for?
ASIC's MoneySmart website is for all Australians - young or old,
rich or poor, investing or paying off debt.
We offer free, independent guidance so you can make the
best choices for your money. We are not selling you
And when life puts your finances under stress, MoneySmart is
here to help you ride the storm. We have smart tips on
dealing with the ups and downs of life: losing your
job, having a baby, divorce or separation, buying a
home, losing your partner and many
Video: Miles Larbey explains how MoneySmart can help you
Miles Larby explains how MoneySmart can help
ASIC's Miles Larbey explains to Sam Henderson from the Sky TV
program 'Your Money Your Call', how MoneySmart can help people
better manage their money.
The MoneySmart team
MoneySmart is put together by an experienced team
of financial planners and consumer educators.
Some team members have been involved in financial services for
over 20 years. We have seen where things can go wrong and can help
you avoid potential disasters.
We see things from your point of view. Our team includes young
guns under the age of 30 and old hands over 50. We have first home
buyers, mums with young kids, experienced DIY investors and people
who are successfully planning their retirement.
We add to our knowledge by consulting a wide range of
external experts in industry, government and the community. We also
use consumer research to guide our information.
How we work
MoneySmart website helps ordinary Australians take
steps to improve their personal finances. We provide you with
independent information so you can be better informed in making
decisions. We help you take action on matters that will make a
difference to your life.
However, you should consider getting financial
advice before you make major financial decisions.
We regularly review and update our content, and welcome you to
contact us if
you have any comments. We publish research into the effectiveness of the
MoneySmart website. We also have information available about
our advertising campaigns, such as the
'Get MoneySmart' campaign. You can also read what users say
about the MoneySmart website.
ASIC has been active in financial literacy for many years.
ASIC's previous consumer websites were FIDO and Understanding
FIDO was a great source of financial information for almost a
decade. Understanding Money was an innovative website for almost 5
years, with simple steps and basic calculators to help people sort
out their money. These websites were replaced by MoneySmart in
March 2011. Find out more about the MoneySmart
launch. MoneySmart combines the best of these two websites and
we've added much more. Read about our achievements since we went live on 15
Since July 2008, ASIC has been the government agency with
overall responsibility for financial literacy. The
MoneySmart website is one of the key initiatives in the National Financial
ASIC also has a website for teachers and educators MoneySmart Teaching. It provides
professional learning and other resources to
help educators integrate consumer and financial literacy into
teaching and learning programs.
ASIC's other roles
This website is quite separate from ASIC's other roles. ASIC is
also the corporate, markets and financial services and consumer
credit regulator. For more information about ASIC's role as a
regulator, go to the ASIC website.
ASIC's regulatory role includes helping consumers and investors
protect themselves against unfair or illegal conduct in
financial services and consumer credit. Visit our how
to complain webpage for information on banking,
credit or investment complaints.
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Last updated: 28 Feb 2014
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